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Chequers Court Historic Mountain Cottage

House, Blackheath

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 42 reviews

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Min 2 - 4 nights stay

12 guests
5 bedrooms
8 beds
3 bathrooms


Chequers Court is a classic 1880s mountains weatherboard home with masses of charm. It retains many original features of the period, while providing all modern comforts.

This is the perfect venue to gather multiple generations of the family together or for a group of friends to spend quality time together.

Relax and discover the delights of crisp mountain air, quiet starry nights and long discussions or games around the kitchen table.

The Blackheath area is magnificent all year round. Enjoy scenic walks and picturesque day trips starting from the front door as you discover the many treasures nearby

Spring gardens in the upper mountains are spectacular. Daffodils appear through the morning frost and flowering trees display their glory. Blackheath is renowned for its many Rhododendrons growing in private and public gardens. The cool evenings are perfect for enjoying the wood fuelled fire and hearty meals.

Summer brings sparkling days. A little crispness in the early morning and coolness in the evenings with the comfort of a rug and the fire. Enjoy long summer afternoons catching up with friends in the pleasant gardens.

Autumn features spectacular leaf colour. The gentler weather is ideal for long walks in the invigorating mountain air, sharpening your appetite for steaming soup, tasty casseroles and hot fruit crumble in the evenings.

Winter is a very popular time in the mountains. Enjoy the pleasures of Christmas in July and the Winter Magic Festival.

The House and Garden

Chequers Court can accommodate up to 12 people in the house and separate cottage. The property is always booked as one item so that you always have the property to yourselves.

See the floorplan in the picture gallery to get an idea of the layout. It's a bit like a Cluedo board without the secret passages

The main house has 3 bedrooms. Two bedrooms have queen beds and the other has a king bed which can also be made up as twin beds. There are two bathrooms in the house. The main bathroom has a clawfoot bath and separate shower.

The well equipped kitchen has a large extendable table and chairs, a wood burning combustion stove with an oven, 2 porcelain sinks with separate preparation areas, a dishwasher, microwave and gas oven with cooktop. There is also an under cover barbecue connected to natural gas just outside the kitchen door.

The house features a comfortable library/sitting room with a wide range of books for both adults and children to choose from. The formal lounge has a 3D TV, DVD player and gas log fireplace. The enclosed verandah wrapped around the house provides many cosy nooks for you to curl up with a book. There is also a handy ipod dock so that you can listen to your favourite music.

The separate cottage has a further 2 bedrooms, living area with TV/DVD player and its own bathroom. This is a great space for the 'kids domain'. Either bedroom can be made up with a king bed or twin beds. The cottage has a newly installed reverse cycle air conditioner/heater which provides a comfortable environment in any weather conditions.

Chequers Court sits on a half-acre block with plenty of interesting secrets to discover. The rhododendrons in the front garden are over 100 years old and are a feature in Spring. The secluded rear garden with its table and benches seats 12 people and is a lovely place for relaxed meals in fine weather.

Beautiful Blackheath

Blackheath has a National Parks Visitors Centre where local information on the area can be found. Details for walks from gentle strolls to more adventurous hikes can be obtained here. There are many walks, waterfalls, lookouts and spectacular scenery to enjoy. Blackheath also features a picturesque golf course, the Rhododendron Gardens and the famous Blackheath Pool in the Memorial Gardens. The "Rhododendron Festival" is held in the first weekend of November.

Blackheath has many interesting shops and cafes in a traditional country town streetscape. Antiques, old and new books, jewellery, clothes, galleries, gifts, homewares and more can all be found in the heart of town. Take a short drive out along the Shipley Road to visit the Logan Brae apple orchard.

Apart from great coffee at any number of cafes, there is great local shopping for any occasion, including a fabulous butcher, traditional fruit and vegetable store, delicatessens, well stocked supermarkets and two sourdough bakeries. So the choice is yours - shop and cook at home, or try one of the many restaurants. In addition to the popular cafes and pubs, Blackheath has several award-winning restaurants including "Ashcrofts" and "Escarpment". Booking in advance for these is recommended.

Local markets are held regularly in Blackheath. The growers market in the Community Centre corner of Gardiners Rd and The Great Western Highway is held on the 2nd Sunday of each month . It showcases local producers for fresh fruit and vegetables, assorted cheeses, freshly made breads, olives, oils, free range eggs, deli items, meats, pasta & sauces, baked goods, seafood, condiments, freshly cut flowers, plants, seedlings, plus many more surprises.

There are of course many more things to do. Continue along Hat Hill Road to explore The Wind Eroded Cave and the views from Hat Hill and Pulpit Rock. It is a short drive out to Shipley Plateau, Hargreaves Lookout with spectacular views and down to the Megalong Valley where there is a great tea room. There are also many local galleries featuring the work of local artists. The Zigzag railway is a short drive towards Lithgow and is very popular with children. A day trip to Mt Tomah Botanical Gardens or Jenolan Caves is well worth the effort. Another fabulous experience is a visit to "Secret Creek" wild life sanctuary in a fabulous bush setting in Lithgow.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Dishwasher, Parking, Washing machine

Air conditioning Child's high chair Clothes dryer Dishwasher DVD player Eco-Friendly Fireplace Free WiFi Heating Iron and board Kitchen Linens provided Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Parking Stereo Towels provided Video library Washing machine
Chequers Court Historic Mountain Cottage is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 42.
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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Drafty, rundown and heaters dont work - disaster Golly I hate writing bad reviews but it needs to be said: don't. go. in. winter. We arrived with assurance there would be heaters for our two families but the lounge room heater didn't ignite (when we finally got through to owners we were told 'it must be us' - though four reasonably self sufficient adults all tried and no luck so :-|) the two small oil heaters where large enough to heat a small bathroom.. again, ergo rooms where freezing. The log fire in kitchen was great and there was a good set up in there but that was the only highlight. We all went on to have a very cold long wakeful night with 12degree room temps all night and poor wiring. The latter meant lamps and electric blankets worked intermittently. The aircon in cottage was woeful as not all appropriate for the houses configuration, so our friends camped out in one room, huddled on the ground. Goes without saying, we all left very early the next morning. A day early and 16 hours after we checked in. One would think above is open shut case for a refund but no, we got a small discount of $300 after an investment of $1000 and a lot of correspondence with owners, who seemed to keep forgetting the previous conversations? Love supporting good family business but we got quite rorted on this one. Beautiful potential but they'll need to put serious cash into improvements to keep the rates they are asking for.
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful mountain cottage We really enjoyed ourselves in this lovely character home, cosy and spacious at the same time with super outdoor areas too. It was big enough for the 10 of us and had everything we needed. Well located in Blackheath it was perfect for a family winters weekend get together. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magic Mountain Cottage An amazing location & such a comfort to stay at Chequers during the chilly months. Relaxing in the lounge room gave a perfect setting to catch up with friends by the fireplace and enjoy the comforts of winter.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous old house, excellent facilities. Close to golf courses and scenic lookouts, gardens, and quaint Blackheath shops. 6 Lady golfers ; had a great 4 days, very comfortable.
Date published: 2016-10-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cosy for a group getaway We were four couples away for a fun weekend and we all enjoyed the character of the old Chequers Court. Bedding was comfortable and bathrooms were good. Great big old kitchen was perfect for a group. I would recommend this place but caution that it isn't a fancy new designer home and so long as your expecting a nice old cottage you will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2016-10-10
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